James Joyce reading from "Finnegans Wake"
Another Thing to Sort of Pin on David Foster Wallace
One Ring Zero with Margaret Atwood in Toronto
Philip Roth on Fame, Sex and God - Rita Braver - CBS Sunday Morning
The clock struck half past two. In the little office at the back of Mr McKechnie's bookshop, Gordon--Gordon Comstock, last member of the Comstock family, aged twenty-nine and rather moth-eaten already--lounged across the table, pushing a four-penny packet of Player's Weights open and shut with his thumb. The ding-dong of another, remoter clock--from the Prince of Wales, the other side of the street--rippled the stagnant air. Gordon made an effort, sat upright, and stowed his packet of cigarettes away in his inside pocket. He was perishing for a smoke. Keep the Aspidistra Flying - Chapter 1
Toni Morrison - Nobel Lecture Nobel Lecture December 7, 1993 Listen to an Audio Recording of Toni Morrison's Nobel Lecture* 33 min. "Once upon a time there was an old woman. Blind but wise." Or was it an old man?
New fiction: The stuff of life By Jonathan Franzen. Buy from Amazon.com , Amazon.co.uk IT WAS John DeForest, a writer of the civil-war period, who defined the Great American Novel in an 1868 essay for the as “painting the American soul within the framework of a novel”. DeForest was arguing over the relative merits of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe, two writers who definitely fit the bill.